Sweet and sour style sauce

Sweet and sour style sauce


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About this recipe: Ideal to add to any rice dish, especially when serving to children. Quick to make and costs next to nothing.

SylviaML Hampshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 chicken or vegetable OXO® stock cube
  • 300ml (1/2 pt) boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 small tin pineapple chunks (optional)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Crumble an OXO into the boiling water in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the sugar and the vinegar and stir.
  2. Mix the cornflour to a paste with a little water and add to the OXO mixture. Stir continuously until it thickens.
  3. You can serve it like this or, for a special occasion, stir in 1/2 small tin of pineapple chunks. Serve immediately over any rice meal.


You can use left-over gravy as the base for the sauce instead of using an oxo. Vinegar from pickled beetroot adds an interesting red glow.

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Something else. If you prefer your sauce runnier reduce the amount of cornflour you use. - 25 Apr 2011

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